rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published by: Little, Brown & Co.
Release date: September 10, 2008
From the description:
"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child.McCracken wrote the memoir with her healthy newborn from her second pregnancy sitting on her lap as she typed. I really felt like I was with her on her emotional roller coaster as she wrote. So many conflicting emotions: grief, joy, pain, love, solitude and comfort--all poured into each page.
This book is about what happened next. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died."
The book is not written exactly chronologically, so from that perspective it was a little fragmented at times. But overall, I found this to be an incredibly moving journey.
Read an excerpt HERE.
Listen to an audio excerpt HERE.
Next stop on the blog tour: Corinne at The Book Nest!
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- S. Krishna’s Books
- A Bookworm’s World
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- Boston Bibliophile
- In the Shadow of Mt. TBR
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- A Book Blogger’s Diary
- Booking Mama
Would you like to win a copy, courtesy of Hachette? I'll enter you once for leaving a comment here, and twice if you post about it on your blog, linking back to this post. I'll pick the winner October 7th. Good luck!!